I have a 12 gallon tank. Should I get an Otto or Mystery Snail to be my tank cleaner?
Ive never had an otto but I hear that they will eat a lot of algae.
ottos do fabulous..be require a tank thats been running a few months....with the fish you have, and their ability to scavenge constantly, you shouldnt have that much to clean..whats the cleaning you need done?
I had a lot of algae in my 20gal before I bought 3 ottos and then they kept it clean(er). One died on me for some odd reason a couple months ago but I plan to put 2-3 more back in for total of 4-5 and I think they will keep it pretty spotless. I have heard that they like to been in small schools of at least 4-5 so that is one reason to get a few but also I think that amount will keep most tanks under 30gal pretty clean from algae. My guess would be 4 would keep a 12gal pristine.
I have one GBR, 1 platy & 1 red fin tetra, 1 frog. Have been using a magnet cleaner. Thought I would add something to the tank to help keep clean. Not sure how many Otto's I can add.
ahhh i was going by your aquarium info ...updating it might help some
Sorry, just updated my info
Can I keep an Otto by itself or do I have to have multiple Otto's?
they are happier in groups so I would recommend 3 at least.
dont be sorry I was going on what you had listed thats all...but I think you are at maximum stock with the fish you have in a 12g tank.....not that ottos are huge fish or big waste producers, the ones you do have need the space ...but thats just my advice..im sure others will have some also
Both would be fine but snails require better water quality. For algae eaters though its a toss up as to whether or not they actually eat the algae. Snails do a decent job most of the time though
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